Fibroscan - Get answers for Liver problems in 2 minutes
For Alcohol, Fatty Liver, Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C
A simple two minute scan which is non-invasive and painless is a boon for people and doctors for evaluating their liver. FibroScan can spot any potential issue with liver thereby helping Doctors to treat the patients at an early stage.
Benefits of FibroScan
Quick and Painless
The biggest advantage of FibroScan is that it is quick and painless. It also in majority of the cases has been able to do away with the need of a biopsy option. With no outward signs seen in many cases in terms of severity of liver problems, this 2 minute test of FibroScan can provide vital information about the health of the liver to the doctor.
Reduce the need for biopsy
FibroScan can be used as many times as possible as there is no restriction of its usage. It can thereby help to assess the actual progression or regression of the patient’s liver disease. It has in quite a few cases helped in doing away with the need of a biopsy.
Patient’s lifestyle over years can take a toll on the liver till it’s too late to reverse. Until, the patient feels real distress and understand its implications, it usually means end stage of liver failure. This risk free test can help the patient understand the toll the liver has taken.
Metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, chronic viral hepatitis and excess alcohol intake can damage liver. Accurate assessment resulting because of liver fibrosis can be diagnosed by FibroScan and is therefore an indispensable tool for doctor. It also helps in tailoring the treatment accordingly.
Monitor changes to Liver disease progression
Monitoring of the changes in the liver becomes a breeze as there is no restrictions on the number of times a FibroScan can be used.
Assess Liver Fibrosis & Fat content
The relative stiffness of the liver can help a doctor assess liver fibrosis and fat condition. FibroScan’s proprietary version of transient elastography is a boon for patients and doctors as it is a non-invasive method to assess liver fibrosis & fat content
Dr. Chalapathi Rao Achanta
Consultant Medical Gastroenterologist,
Liver Specialist, Interventional Endoscopist
KIMS ICON Hospital, Vizag